Maybellene by Chuck Berry

I’d smuggled in a small cassette player and bootlegged the show. The resulting tape (now long lost) was rarely played. It sounded like a Chuck Berry cover band rehearsing in an aircraft hangar. Which I guess it was.

By | 2017-03-19T18:19:58+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Rock|5 Comments

Tubthumping and The Big Issue by Chumbawamba.

Nathan Johnson Edinburgh, Scotland; September 1997 Chumbawamba was in my face. Far from being a pop band that sang only about pissing the night away, they were, above all else, anarchists with a deep suspicion of government, politicians, the Church, landlords, bosses, union leaders and other forms and figures of authority. While I didn’t share all of their extreme views, their music and lyrics awakened something inside of me.

By | 2017-02-25T18:35:51+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Indie pop, Punk, Rock|0 Comments